How do I prove my status as full time, permanent employee?

After 2.5 months on a job, I was let get go as the owner felt I was not a good fit. However, she is now denying my unemployment claim, stating that I was a contract to hire employee. I am not a contract employee, I have never been a contract employee nor did I agree to be a contract employee during my employment here. My offer letter states clearly that I was offered the position of ‘fulltime, exempt employee.’ I also received company sponsored medical benefits. During my time of employment, I received payment via direct deposit and did not receive any pay stubs. I believe she has done this intentionally and fraudulently. I also believe she has done this previously to other employees. My case is currently under review with CA Employment Department.
Regards,
Cynthia Bulat

Asked on September 2, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your question actually describes good, solid evidence of your status: the offer letter, which delineates your status in very clear language; the fact that your received medical benefits (which you should be able to prove by your insurance card and any other documentation of the ocverage you received). Provide documentation of these things to the unemployment office for your appeal.


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